People who sew know that sewing not only gives them a creative expression, but it also allows you to sew custom fitted garments within your budget. There are many retail stores that might sell clothing at discount prices, but most of us know that the “one size fits all” approach to clothing results in buying garments that just never fit exactly right.
Ready to wear garments sold in stores most often do not fit women’s bust sizes above size B cup. This means that to buy a pre-made garment, you have to find a looser design or fabric that can fit if your bust is C or above.
However when you sew, you are able to take the pattern and make fitting adjustments so that the end result is an outstanding garment, that fits your personally. It is well worth your time and money to purchase a good fitting book or even take fitting classes. When you apply this information to your sewing projects, you will find the results more satisfying. The money you spend on purchasing a pattern, fabric and notions will result in a garment that you will enjoy wearing and will be flattering.
It is important when you choose a pattern, to read the description so that you are aware of the “design ease” for the pattern. For example, a swimsuit has little design ease because it is meant to be worn close to the body and the spandex type fabrics allow for ease. However garments such as skirts, pants and blouses can vary widely in the design ease and can be also dependent on the fabric suggested as well as the overlook look the designer intended.
There is no one pattern company that “runs big” or “runs small” – they all use the same body measurement charts and the style’s design ease is what makes it fit looser or more form fitting.
Be sure to read the pattern description carefully so that you select a pattern that you will enjoy making and wearing. This is a wise investment of your time and money. If you ever have any questions regarding the fit for the patterns I have listed, please feel free to contact me at http://www.sewingpatternheaven.com